Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The 12 Days of Giveaways Final Wrap-up

Thank you all for playing along with my giveaway game. I had a lot of fun and I hope you did too.  Here are the winners for the last few days:

Day 12: Timbra wins Blue Fairy Book. Timbra, tell me how to contact you.
Day 11: Caren won the "mouse" book and a variety of other books.
Day 10: Kim won the Pinocchio and Penderwicks.
Day 9: Carolyn wins the baby picture books, including "Cuddle".
Day 8: Susan won the Agatha Christie book.
EDIT: Day 7: Briana won the princess books!

Thanks again for having fun with me! I will put these all in my car and do my best to deliver them to you in the next few weeks...

And stay tuned for more giveaways. I won't be doing one a day, but I think more are in the works...

Friday, December 17, 2010

The 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 12

Today is the last day of the 12 days of giveaways! Everyone has been having fun I hope, and I will announce the final winners of each of the last few days tomorrow.  I had fun and hope that you all have a lovely Christmas season.

Today's book is the Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang.

I have many fond memories of reading all of the fairy books at my local library when I was growing up. I loved seeing all of the different fairy stories there were out there.

This giveaway ends tomorrow, Saturday. To enter, simply leave a comment.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 11

In honor of Christmas I am hosting a giveaway each day until December 20. Each giveaway will last until the next giveaway posts, about 1 day each. All you have to do to enter is comment on the post.

Today's giveaway is a set of picture books:
If you give a mouse a cookie
Spiderman comic book
Doctor Dan the Bandage Man
Strange Animals of Australia

These books are perfect for an older preschooler to read with you.

This giveaway ends Friday, December 17.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 10

In honor of Christmas I am hosting a giveaway each day until December 20. Each giveaway will last until the next giveaway posts, about 1 day each. All you have to do to enter is comment on the post.

Today's giveaway is a set of chapter books:
The Penderwicks (reviewed the second book here)
Pinocchio (full unedited version)

These books are perfect for an upper elementary age child to read.

This giveaway ends Thursday, December 16.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 9

In honor of Christmas I am hosting a giveaway each day until December 20. Each giveaway will last until the next giveaway posts, about 1 day each. All you have to do to enter is comment on the post.

Today's giveaway is a set of picture books:
If Big Can... I Can
Cuddle!
That's When I'm Happy
Happy Birth Day!

These books are perfect for a little toddler to read with you. They are very sweet.

This giveaway ends Wednesday, December 15.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 8

In honor of Christmas I am hosting a giveaway each day until December 20. Each giveaway will last until the next giveaway posts, about 1 day each. All you have to do to enter is comment on the post.

Today's giveaway is an Agatha Christie mystery:
Passenger to Frankfurt.

I have read many of her mysteries and I can't tell you how enjoyable they are. I love that the surprises are those that I cannot predict.

This giveaway ends Tuesday, December 14.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Winners of Hatteras Girl and Days 2-6

Well you all are keeping me on my toes with all on all of your entries! And of course I'm too busy to keep up with you.

Anyway here we go!

Hatteras Girl goes to Caren. Congrats!
Day 2, VeggieTales books, goes to Briana. Yay!
Day 3, no one wanted. Guess we'll just donate that one.
Day 4, chapter books, to Kim P. Hooray!
Day 5, Orson Scott Card, to Becky. I don't know Becky but we'll figure out how to get it to her.
Day 6, learning to read books, to Alexandria. Good job everyone!

All of these books are in my car. I will try to deliver them or you can call me and meet up with me, or something. I will even mail them to you.
More giveaways are coming!

The 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 7

In honor of Christmas I am hosting a giveaway each day until December 20. Each giveaway will last until the next giveaway posts, about 1 day each. All you have to do to enter is comment on the post.

Today's giveaway is a set of girly picture books:
Alice in Wonderland
Barbie Magic of the Rainbow
These are all very nice books for a nice little girl

This giveaway ends Monday, December 13.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 6

In honor of Christmas I am hosting a giveaway each day until December 20. Each giveaway will last until the next giveaway posts, about 1 day each. All you have to do to enter is comment on the post.

Today's giveaway is a set of I can read books (4th grade level):
My Parents Think I'm Sleeping (poetry)
Horse Heroes: True Stories of Amazing Horses


This giveaway ends Sunday, December 12.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 5

In honor of Christmas I am hosting a giveaway each day until December 20. Each giveaway will last until the next giveaway posts, about 1 day each. All you have to do to enter is comment on the post.

Today's giveaway is a set of Orson Scott Card books:
Women of Genesis: Sarah
Women of Genesis: Rebekah
Women of Genesis: Rachel and Leah
Monkey Sonatas

I really enjoy Orson Scott Card's books, and I enjoyed reading the Women of Genesis series. The only issue I had was that he did, as a Mormon fiction author, take liberties with the Bible stories with details that are not in the biblical account.

This giveaway ends Saturday, December 11.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 4

In honor of Christmas I am hosting a giveaway each day until December 20. Each giveaway will last until the next giveaway posts, about 1 day each. All you have to do to enter is comment on the post.

Today's giveaway is a set of chapter books:
Night of the Twisters (thrilling book about tornadoes)
Missing May (sweet book by Cynthia Rylant)
Skeezer (legend of an unusual dog)

This giveaway ends Friday, December 10.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 3

In honor of Christmas I am hosting a giveaway each day until December 20. Each giveaway will last until the next giveaway posts, about 1 day each. All you have to do to enter is comment on the post.

Today's giveaway is a book by Suze Orman "The Courage to Be Rich."

This giveaway ends Thursday, December 9.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Day 1 Winner and Prophecy Winner

The Day 1 giveaway winner was Susan! Congrats! The random number generator picked #1 out of 4.

And the Prophecy winner was also Susan, picking #2 out of 2.

Susan, guess we need to get together.

The 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 2

In honor of Christmas I am hosting a giveaway each day until December 20. Each giveaway will last until the next giveaway posts, about 1 day each. All you have to do to enter is comment on the post.

Today's giveaway is a set of Veggietales books:
Junior's Colors
How Many Veggies
Bob and Larry's ABCs

This giveaway ends Wednesday, December 8.

Monday, December 06, 2010

The 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 1

In honor of Christmas I am hosting a giveaway each day until December 20. Each giveaway will last until the next giveaway posts, about 1 day each. All you have to do to enter is comment on the post.

Today's giveaway is a set of books about Santa Mouse, an adorable little mouse who helps Santa every year. We have "Santa Mouse" and "Santa Mouse, Where Are You?"

This giveaway ends Tuesday, December 7.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Weekly Giveaway! Hatteras Girl

This soul-searching book is a short, pleasant read that covers some serious topics in amongst the story.

You can read my review of it here.

This giveaway will end on December 12! You know you want this book!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

For the Temple: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem

by G. A. (George Alfred) Henty

G.A. Henty authored many historical novels in the 19th century, full of action and adventure.

I have read two or three of his novels on my new Kindle, and I am very impressed with the stories. Too often historical novels published nowadays are full of nonsense and romanticism. These books combine courage and valor with adventure and accuracy and I highly recommend them.

This particular one talks about the time around the Fall of Jerusalem to the Romans. From the perspective of a wholesome Jewish farmer-turned-soldier, we learn all about many historical characters.

One of the things I appreciate most is that Henty injects facts into his writing and makes sure the reader knows what is fiction.  I am looking forward to reading many more books by him.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Hatteras Girl

by Alice Wisler

ISBN 978 0 7642 07327

Jackie Donovan is in love with a closed bed and breakfast in her North Carolina town. She also would love to find her soul mate.

This soul-searching book is a little predictable in that I could totally call it from the beginning as to the plot, but it was still an enjoyable read.  The characters were well-rounded and I appreciated some of the less-talked-about parts of being an adult (sometimes you don't like other people's kids, at all) and other interesting parts of the story.

I also thought the topic of "What to do when God doesn't answer your prayers when or how you think He should?" was a good one and I thought her answers were pretty good.

Recommended.

This book was provided to me by Bethany House Publishers for my honest review.